President Donald Trump will be on Long Island today to discuss eradicating gang violence, especially the violent MS-13 gang.
"We want to see changes", she said.
The MS-13 gang first took root in the United States in Los Angeles in the 1980s in neighborhoods populated with immigrants from El Salvador who had fled its civil war.
In stark language, Trump said MS-13 members have stabbed, raped and murdered young people and "transformed peaceful parks and attractive quiet neighborhoods into blood-stained killing fields". "I think it is going to be a very forceful message about just how menacing this threat is and how much pain is inflicted on American communities".
"We are throwing MS-13 the hell out of here so fast", Trump said earlier this week at a rally in Ohio.
Since the beginning of 2017, the Department of Homeland Security's investigative unit has arrested 3,311 gang members nationwide during targeted operations, said Tom Homan, acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement.
"It is the policy of this administration to dismantle, decimate and eradicate MS-13", he said.
"We are saddened and outraged to see President Trump seek to use local tragedies for political gain-and particularly to fuel his hateful, anti-immigrant agenda". "Like, don't hit their head and they've just killed somebody".
The House approved legislation late Thursday that would allocate $1.6 billion to the wall, and administration officials said they will make a major push for that funding in budget deliberations with Congress over the coming months.
It is estimated that there are roughly 10,000 members of MS 13 in the USA today, mostly of Salvadorean descent. Two of the victims, Justin Llivicura, of East Patchogue and Jorge Tigre of Bellport, were residents of the First Congressional District, while the other two victims, Michael Lopez Banegas and Jefferson Villalobos, of Brentwood and Pompano Beach, Fla., respectively, had come to the US from Honduras to be with their parents and escape gang violence in their home countries. Sessions was in El Salvador to promote the administration's fight against gangs.
SCCC vice chairman Jim Morgo said the college had "no choice" but to allow Trump to speak on campus, although he noted the college's diversity.
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